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Customers sue Apple over slowed iPhones

That post led John Poole, a developer with Geekbench, to run performance tests that backed up the claims.

Kuo, however, did not reveal further details about specifics, but believes that the technology will require more power thereby forcing Apple to fit significantly bigger batteries in its upcoming smartphones. From removing the headphone jack from its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stamping an exorbitant $999 price tag on the iPhone X, the tech giant knows how to get its name in the spotlight and not in a good way.

More recently with the introduction of iOS 11.2.0 similar throttling was discovered for iPhone 7 models with older batteries. This means that they only charge at a 50%-60% capacity.

Remarkably, some Reddit users who had also noticed that their iPhone processors were running slowly in phones with older batteries were also reporting that the speed of the phone returned back to normal after replacing the battery.

Apple will replace your battery for free if your phone is under warranty, according to The Verge. If your score is "Poor" or lower, it is clear that Apple's fix has slowed down your phone.

Apple has defended this fact as being used to "deliver the best experience" for customers, despite being considered to have been hiding this information for a long time.

The allegations were in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, all of whom say they never would have bought new iPhones had Apple told them that simply replacing the batteries would have sped up their old ones.

The company said it added the fix past year to prevent shutdowns on iPhone 6, 6s and SE models, then added it to the iPhone 7 with plans for more devices in the future. Now things would have been much different for the user had these phones come with a plastic back, allowing for the replacement of the battery with a brand new one in an effortless manner, but this is an imperfect world and we can not always have what we want.

Apple rolled out the controversial update with iOS 10.2.1 for the iPhone 6 and SE models and iOS 11.2 for the iPhone 7 models. In other words, instead of enhancing the performance of iPhone 6s and iPhone 7s as Apple represented, the iOS 10 and iOS11 Updates were created to limit the devices' performance in certain circumstances. Critics of Apple have referred to this as an internal "timebomb" hidden in the software in order to prompt people to upgrade to a newer model out of frustration.

"Instead, Apple appears to have obscured and concealed why older phones were slowing down".

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